I work primarily in acrylics and collage.I use collage and beewax in my assemblage works and am now completing several shrines using found objects. I have been experimenting with encaustic collage and have found the medium very challenging. The paint is a combination of melted beeswax and pigment. A small amount of damar resin is added for hardness. I mix these paints myself and while painting all custom colors are mixed directly on a hot palette.
I will share my progress with this exciting medium with photos of work in progress and finished pieces.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It's all in the details...
A Feather in Your Cap
These are small vignettes of some of my artwork in the sketchbook. Most are pages rendered in acrylic paint with a lot of surface texture. I scratched, sanded, stitched and collaged to create the layers. On some pages I used stencils or drawing pens. I wanted to include some of the ones using non traditional materials like the raw silk fabric and feather in the one above or the netting in Trapped below.